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BY RICO BURNEY | More than two weeks following Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that the L-train tunnel would no longer need to be shut down as initially planned, local politicians still have more questions than answers. They are calling for an independent review of the new proposal. Around a dozen local pols sent a joint letter to […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Now that the city has a ‘nightlife mayor,’ could a ‘bike mayor’ be next? The nonprofit group Transportation Alternatives, which advocates for street safety in the city and nonvehicular forms of travel, is calling on Mayor de Blasio to appoint the city’s first so-called bike mayor. The group says this person would […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Mayor de Blasio’s State of the City speech on Jan. 10 included an announcement of expanded NYC Ferry service, which received mostly positive feedback — but also some calls for expanded service to other parts of Manhattan that were not mentioned. The 2020-21 expansion plan includes a Staten Island route that will […]

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BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | Details of a new alternative plan to repair the L train’s East River tubes were presented at a hastily called emergency board meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday afternoon. However, speaking afterward, Downtown Manhattan residents said they had hoped to hear about more than just the minutiae of the tunnel-repair […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As the city’s bicycle culture continues to grow, electric bikes remain a flashpoint regarding pedestrian safety and which types of e-bikes – and what type of speed — should be allowed. The city started allowing pedal-assist bicycles this past summer, which were recently added to the CitiBike program and go up […]

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   Thurs., Nov. 1–Wed., Nov.7 ALT. SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR ALL SAINTS DAY AND TUESDAY FOR DIWALI and ELECTION DAY  Immigration and abortion issues will bring protesters and counter-protesters to Lower Manhattan marches this week.  Thursday afternoon, the New Sanctuary Coalition is expanding the length of its weekly afternoon protest, walking from Washington […]

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Dates: Thursday, October 25 – Wednesday, October 31  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  It’s called the Village Halloween Parade but once again it starts on the Soho-Tribeca border, closing Sixth Ave. starting near Canal St.  around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. If you’re driving, I’d avoid the area after 3:30 p.m. as the […]

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Thurs., Oct. 18–Wed., Oct. 24  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  The Bikes are Coming!  Early Sunday morning some of Lower Manhattan’s major roadways will have partial closures as Bike MS: New York City shuts some of the West Side Highway, FDR Drive, Holland Tunnel, and Battery Park Underpass. Police will use […]

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Dates: Thursday, October 11 – Wednesday, October 17  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  The Holland Tunnel and its nearby feeder streets will be even more congested than usual Thursday night because of the 8:20 p.m. Giants-Eagles game, and a 7:30 p.m. celebrity fundraiser at Tribeca Rooftop on Desbrosses St. near Canal […]

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BY SAM BLEIBERG | Bike shops get us rolling. Whether they’re helping a beginner choose their first bike, keeping a trusty commuter on the road, or just serving as a quick pit stop for flat tires, a good bike shop can make getting around town a much more pleasant experience. What separates a great bike shop […]

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